The Disney Dish with Jim Hill

The Disney Dish with Jim Hill

Learn more about the latest doings at Disney with TouringPlan's Len Testa & Jim Hill of JimHillMedia.com as they talk about upcoming projects as well as look back at Mouse House history.

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October 11, 2021 55 min
Jim Hill welcomes Christina Harrison as the special guest host of this week’s episode. They discuss which foods & activities WDW visitors should seek out during that Resort’s 50th-anniversary celebration Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Introducing... Who, When, Wow! A new Tinkercast original podcast from the creators of the #1 kids & family podcast, Wow in the World. Join host Rebecca Sheir on auditory journeys into the lives of history's unsung heroes and amazing humans who make us say "WOW!" This is just a preview of Who, When, Wow! But you can listen to the full episode at https://wondery.com/shows/who-when-wow/ Learn more about your ad choices...
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Len Testa recalls what it was like to be inside of the Magic Kingdom on the day that Disney World officially kicked off its 50th-anniversary celebration. Jim Hill then talks about how “HarmonioUS” exemplifies the Company’s new take on Epcot Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa & Jim Hill welcome Christina Harrison, who reports on what “Rise of the Resistance” was like on its very first day as a virtue-queue-less attraction. They then ponder what could happen if another division of Disney decides to go The-Children’s-Place route Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing a survey that the Disneyland Resort sent out to Oogie Boogie Bash event attendees. They then look back at September of 1971 and the final frantic days of WDW construction. Show notes are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by answering a metric ton of listener mail. They then wrap their look back at the development of the Haunted Mansion attraction for the Disney Parks. Show notes for this episode are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa & Christina Harrison report on World Showcase’s newest attraction, “Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.” Then Jim Hill continues his series on the development of the Haunted Mansion attraction for the Disney Parks Show notes are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa & Jim Hill start this week’s show by digging through a pile of listener mail related to recent changes at the WDW Resort. Jim then continues his history of the development of The Haunted Mansion attraction Show notes here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how Mouse House management is frustrated with the narrative that’s now out there about Disney Parks & Resorts. They then continue their new series on the decade-long development of The Haunted Mansion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by answering listener mail & then sharing some recent surveys from the WDW Resort. Jim then continues his history of The Haunted Mansion and talks about the original walk-thru version of this attraction that Disney Legend Ken Anderson developed Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa & Jim Hill discuss the news of the week, including Disneyland’s new Magic Key program and the sample package rates that were recently revealed for “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.” They then begin a new series on the development of Disney’s Haunted Mansion attraction. Show Notes are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about Disney World’s new policies regarding mask use at the Parks. They then look back at why the Imagineers spent 18 months & $25 million to dredge a channel at Castaway Cay This episode's show notes are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa & Jim Hill welcome special guest Christina Harrison, who talks up where to find the very best eats -- and the strongest air conditioning -- at the 2021 edition of Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa amd Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the “Disney Very Merry After Hours Special Event” at WDW’s Magic Kingdom. They also look back at October 31, 1994, and KIIS 102.7 FM’s infamous promotional event at Disneyland Park Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about which WDW Resorts will be re-opening over the next three months. They also look back at the horticultural challenges that Disneyland Park faced less than 10 days from its grand opening back in July of 1955 Show Notes for this episode are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this episode by discussing WDW’s decision to reportedly make Evening Extra Magic Hours a Deluxe Resorts & DVC Member exclusive. They also conclude their look at the history of “Toy Story Midway Mania!” Show Notes for this episode are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by listing the nighttime shows which will soon be returning to the WDW Resort. They then look back at many of the concepts for Mickey Mouse-based rides, shows & attractions that never quite made it off of WDI’s drawing board Show Notes are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by answering all sorts of listener questions. They then talk about how the Rivers of America at Disneyland Park almost encircled a Mickey & Minnie Mouse-themed island, rather than Tom Sawyer Island Show Notes for this episode are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa starts off this week’s episode by planning out the perfect progressive dinner for fans of WDW’s monorail resorts. He & Jim Hill then reveal when they each believe Disney World’s golden age occurred  Show Notes for this episode are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how WDW Resort Guests will have the inside track when it comes to scoring tickets for “Disney After Hours Boo Bash.” They then talk about how Disneyland’s “Rocket to the Moon” ride became a “Mission to Mars” Show notes for this episode are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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